• Outfielder Juan Lagares has been running in Port St. Lucie, but he has no timetable to begin playing in Minor League rehab games. It is unclear whether Lagares, who strained his right hamstring earlier this month, will return from the disabled list when eligible on April 30.
• Collins indicated that he will likely give Abreu his first start in the outfield Thursday against the Cardinals. Collins said he has been eager to give Abreu playing time this week, even if it is only in a pinch-hitting role.
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